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Ask Slashdot: Any chance we might see Retina-like displays on desktop monitors?

BadassFractal (2736365) writes | about 2 years ago

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BadassFractal (2736365) writes "This is a follow up to a post from a few months ago on Slashdot: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/06/09/0117208/where-are-all-the-high-resolution-desktop-displays

I was wondering if the situation has changed at all ever since Apple released the first high-ppi laptop. As as developer, being able to fit a lot of windows on the screen(s) is a great productivity boost and it's unfortunate that the best we can do so far is a measly 1920x1200 unless we go to 27" monitors.

I'd be surprised if someone out there wasn't already working on super-high-resolution desktop monitors. Any news?"

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IBM T221/Viewsonic VP2290b (1)

pen-helm (1619273) | about 2 years ago | (#41466661)

There is a nine megapixel monitor, the IBM T221/Viewsonic VP2290b. It is kind of old, and has a slow refresh rate.

There is a Yahoo discussion group at: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/IBM_T2X_LCD/ [yahoo.com] .

One guy recently attached three of them to a Macbook Pro for a 27 megapixel desktop: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IBM_T2X_LCD/photos/album/1509782403/pic/662790456/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc [yahoo.com]

I suspect you may have to join the group to see the web pages.

A cheaper alternative would be the Viewsonic G220fb/G225f, a big CRT with three megapixels. I got two for $150 each, shipped. Also aging technology.

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